Raphael Declercq is the CEO of PowerFlex, a leading provider of intelligent solar, storage, and electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for commercial and industrial customers. Raphael has helped build PowerFlex, an EDF Renewables affiliate, into one of the largest developers and installers of commercial solar in the U.S., with more than 400 MW placed in service, and a leader in intelligent EV charging solutions, with approximately 10,000 chargers in operation around the United States. PowerFlex’s solutions include the intelligent energy management software platform, PowerFlex X, that seamlessly optimizes solar, storage, and electric vehicle charging.
Before focusing on PowerFlex, Raphael held responsibilities over strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures for EDF Renewables. Raphael managed transactions cumulating more than $3Bn in value. In his strategy role, Raphael focused on identifying growth opportunities and incubating innovative businesses for EDF Renewables in North America. Prior to moving to the US in 2011, Raphael worked on the staff of the CEO Of EDF Renouvelables in Paris. Earlier in his career, Raphael was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company where he primarily focused on the energy and heavy industry sectors. Raphael holds a Masters in Management from HEC Paris business school and CEMS (Community of European Management Schools).
With nearly two decades in the clean energy industry, Raphael brings deep industry insight and knowledge as a leader and speaker. He has been previously invited to speak at numerous events, including BNEF Mobility, ACT, Infocast Renewables, DistribuTECH, and McKinsey sustainability summits among others.
He offers his sharp analysis of patterns and trends to illuminate industry needs, directions, and growth areas. He has built lasting relationships across the energy sector over the years of delivering successful solar, EV charging, and battery energy storage solutions.
“We are living through a double revolution: energy transition and electrification of transportation With intelligent digital solutions, we have an incredible opportunity to help those two changes accelerate each other and get us out of the carbon economy much faster.” – Raphael Declercq, CEO of PowerFlex.